Atlanta is the capital of the U.S. state of Georgia. It played an important part in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Atlanta History Center chronicles the city's past, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and times. Downtown, Centennial Olympic Park, built for the 1996 Olympics, encompasses the massive Georgia Aquarium.
Why Atlanta, GA?
Southern hospitality is alive and well in Atlanta. We’re definitely an extroverted city with a lot of laid back and friendly people. In Atlanta, people will go out of their way to make others feel welcome. This is one of many reasons why I love Atlanta, but it may take some getting used to if you’re moving from a less friendly city.
In Atlanta, it’s perfectly fine to talk with strangers. People won’t judge you for holding up the grocery line to chat with the cashier, in fact, they’ll probably join the conversation with you.
Atlanta is also a place that defies expectations that people have about the South. Politically, Metro Atlanta is solidly liberal while the state of Georgia leans conservative. Many pundits anticipate that Georgia will soon become a “purple state” - or an even ideological split due to Metro Atlanta’s population growth.
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